27 March 2020
Provision from 30th March 2020
As of Monday 30th March, emergency keyworker provision will be through hubs schools operated by volunteer staff from across the county.
For our area, the hubs are as follows:
Aged under 4: Stone Eden Nursery
Aged 4-11: Warwick Bridge School
Aged 11+: Trinity School, Carlisle.
Further information on the Warwick Bridge hub can be found on our website, here:
Further information on the Warwick Bridge hub can be found on our link to Fir Ends website, here: https://bit.ly/COVCARE2
This page links to the online booking page and to essential documents.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.
Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
The localised risk to Lanercost C of E School is low, but will be increased if you or a close family member has visited a category 1 or 2 area within the last 14 days.
The links on this page contain information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance for what to do if you think you’re at risk.
Go to NHSUK/coronavirus for information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to check if you need medical help.
Where to find the latest information:
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Official Information from Cumbria County Council:
Early Years Providers – Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Frequently asked questions – Issue no 2 – 23 March 2020
The County Council's frequently asked questions information can be found here:
Latest Official Information from the Government :
SCHOOL CLOSURES 20:03:2020
All schools are being instructed to close from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.
SOME schools will remain open for children of key workers, children who are deemed to be vulnerable, and children whose families may have vulnerabilities.
In Cumbria, decisions on which schools will remain open are being co-ordinated by the Local Authority.
The current plan, which was being worked on throughout Thursday, is to identify regional hubs and to advise schools if they have been selected on the morning of Friday 20th March.
Two guidance documents were published around midnight on 20th March:
Further updates on the Cumbrian response will follow.
Latest Official Information from the Government (17.3.2020):
New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
- if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
- for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
ADVICE TO PARENTS ON THIS BASIS: If you think your child should self-isolate in line with this advice, please let the school know before the start of the school day. You should advise us if your child has symptoms or if the isolation is due to another person in the house having them.
The absence will be marked as an 'other authorised circumstance' and a note made that this is due to self-isolation on the basis of advice from Public Health England.
Your child and any siblings will not be expected back in school any sooner than fourteen days after the start of the self-isolation period.
You should follow the 'stay at home' guidance throughout this time and your child should not mix with other pupils.
The advice for anyone without symptoms in any setting is to follow these main guidelines.
- If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.